Moving up in Europe's Top 100 most innovative universities (Reuters' ranking)

The University of Bordeaux has progressed in Reuters' ranking of Europe's Top 100 most innovative universities. The university's ranking is #30 overall and #6 among French universities.

  • 18/05/2018

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Every year, this ranking, which is drawn up by the Reuters international agency, lists Europe's 100 most innovative universities. In this way, Reuters aims to identify institutions driving remarkable scientific progress and new technological inventions. As such, these universities contribute to global economic growth. This eagerly awaited ranking is essentially based on empirical data, notably the number of patent applications or research publication citations.

University of Bordeaux, actively promoting innovation

The 2018 edition was published in late April and features the University of Bordeaux at #30 this year, (progressing from the rank #42 in 2017) and has also moved up from #8 to #6 in the ranking of French universities selected (Montpellier, Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris Descartes, Paris Sud and Grenoble Alpes universities).

This significant rise in the ranking rewards our proactive policy in support of innovation...

Eric Papon — VP for Innovation and Industrial Relations

Éric Papon, vice-president in charge of Innovation and Industrial Relations at the University of Bordeaux applauded the result: "This significant rise in the ranking rewards our proactive policy in support of innovation, whether it concern research or education". With a growing number of patent applications, i.e. over 70 per year, and thanks to an efficient organization, the University of Bordeaux is thus strengthening its presence within the innovation ecosystem.